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Are You Registered?

“If you don’t like the way things are and you want to make changes, then you gotta vote!” – Mike Ness October 3, the deadline to register to vote in many states, is fast approaching. Registering is easy and can be done at many locations including your local post office or city hall. You can …

Another State of Mind

Cult punk film Another State of Mind will be released on DVD for the time on August 24, 2004. Social Distortion and Youth Brigade take on six weeks and ten thousand miles in a broken down school bus to make their mark on North America. More than just concert footage, this film documents the rich …

Sex, Love and Rock’n’Roll

Is the title of what you’ve all been waiting for, the first studio album from Social Distortion in 8 years! To be released on September 28, 2004, Mike Ness reveals a more optimistic side on this record, including the emotional journey of love, loss and acceptance on “Don’t Take Me For Granted”, written for the …

Bassist John Maurer Exits Social Distortion Rancid bass player Matt Freeman comes aboard

After 20 years of serving as Social Distortion’s bass player John Maurer has decided to leave the band. Maurer completed the recording of “Sex, Love and Rock and Roll’, the new Social Distortion full length studio recording but has decided to forgo the usual extended promotion and touring in order to stay home and devote …

SOCIAL DISTORTION TO RELEASE FIRST EVER LIVE DVD

Social Distortion will be releasing their first ever full-length concert release entitled “Live In Orange County” on July 27, 2004, coming out on Time Bomb Recordings. This is only the second time (since Another State of Mind) that the group has been captured on film. This event was filmed on January 19, 2003, at the …

SOCIAL DISTORTION IN THE STUDIO MIXING

Cameron Webb and Mike Ness are currently in a Los Angeles studio mixing the songs recorded for the new record. Below is a list of song names that will be on the album. They’re not in the final sequence, but we wanted to give you the first glance at the songs you’ve been waiting for. …

20th ANNIVERSARY SCREENING OF ANOTHER STATE OF MIND

That’s right, it’s been 20 years since Another State of Mind debuted in the theater. Thanks in part to the Los Angeles Film Festival you have a chance to see it on the silver screen once again. Another State of Mind will be playing at 10:00pm on Saturday, June 19, 2004, at the Laemmle Sunset …

PHASE THREE COMPLETE AND TRACKING IS FINISHED

Hey gang! Tracking for the forthcoming untitled Social D record has come to an end. The guys have hit all their licks, and laid all the tracks that will make up the new record. Ness and the boys are now currently reviewing the songs, and taking notes before going in to have it mixed. The …

SOCIAL DISTORTION TO BE APART OF FAT WRECK CHORDS ROCK AGAINST BUSH COMPILATION

Look for Social D, Rise Against, Pennywise, Against Me!, NOFX, and many more to be included on Fat Wreck Chords forthcoming Rock Against Bush compilation. This compilation to be released on April 20th is the first of two volumes, and will feature a bonus DVD that has informative material and music videos from bands like …

THE PROOF

So after Phase Two was complete, Mike took a couple weeks off to finish writing lyrics. Mike finished writing ahead of schedule, and he’s currently in the studio recording vocals (Phase three). The recording process should be wrapped by April 1. Be sure to check back as Phase Three is almost complete, there will be …